EB: What was your education and professional experience? Were they helpful to starting your businesses?
Kristin: My passion is writing, thus I majored in English/Literature in college. While in college, my hobby was writing on dating and relationships. My hobby evolved into a blog and e-newsletter that flourished into an interactive community where women discuss problems, ask questions, or get advice. This was the birth of Marquet Publishing.
Then after college, I could not find a writing job that paid enough, so I changed my plan and researched jobs that would enable me to write while making decent money. It took some time, but I eventually landed the role of the head of marketing for a law firm. After the firm gained media attention from the website, articles, and press releases, other non-competing firms noticed and hired me to freelance for them. After a year, I left the firm and worked as a consultant while I created my pr company.
EB: When did you establish your businesses?
Kristin: I established Marquet Publishing in 2005 and Marquet Communications in 2007. Read more